I have this:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper, twoside, nocenter,bold]{thesis}





In my bibliography I have:

author = {Moulijn, J.A and van~Diepen, A.E and Kapteijn, F.},
year = {2001},
title = {Catalyst deactivation: is it predictable?},
pages = {3--16},
volume = {212},
number = {1-2},
issn = {0926-860X},
journal = {Applied Catalysis A: General},
doi = {10.1016/S0926-860X(00)00842-5}

I get the warning Empty thebibliography environment but at the same time the reference is [2], as it should be in the original text, not in the MWE (shouldn't it be [1]?). I am very confused. What is happening? What am I doing wrong?

Could it be a matter of editing and re-editing the same document? It used to work before.

  • There can be many issues. Mine is the conflict with package EasyReview, which TexStudio uses as comment functions.
    – Chad VIte
    Commented Nov 29, 2023 at 15:20

1 Answer 1


This was solved making sure that the filepaths matched and running the classic BiBTeX sequence, instead of the one from TeXMaker.

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