I'm writing an article for Elsevier Journal which follows APA6e references; everything is fine except that the article starts from page 2 leaving page 1 blank with just double hyphen (==) in the middle. Here is how I write.

\journal{Expert Systems with Applications}




How Can I rectify the problem?

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    Your first step should be by providing the community with a minimal working example (MWE) (please click and read this link) that replicates your problem. I notice that you open a frontmatter environment, but never close it. Then you also use a bibliography myrefers that we never see. Are all the packages you load really necessary? – Werner Nov 17 '14 at 5:26
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    Looks like some problem with apacite. – user11232 Nov 17 '14 at 6:36
  • @Werner: Even if I put frontmatter in comments, I still get first page blank. My bib file is as: @article{Freitas, author = { F.D. Freitas and A.F. de Souza and A.R. de Almeida}, title = {Prediction-based portfolio optimization using neural networks}, journal = {Neurocomputing}, volume = {72}, pages = {2155-2170}, year = {2009} } I use \cite as well as \citep. – Akhter Nov 17 '14 at 6:59
  • Try including a citation, as well as some text in the MWE, that way it would be in a more realistic form. – Markus Nov 17 '14 at 9:25

Do not use package apacite. Instead, use


The model5-names bibliography style is included in the sample manuscript you can download from www.elsevier.com/latex.

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