Please consider the following MWE:



        author = {Smith, John},
        title = {\(\pm\) On the run},
        year = {2010}


I'm having trouble compiling the previous source. The Error messages state something about missing { while this is clearly not the case. However, if I remove the bibstyle setting I can compile without any problems. Since I need to use this particular style this is not an options. Does someone know how to fix the math related issue?

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    Have you tried with "style=..." instead of "bibstyle=..."?
    – Luc M
    Jan 29, 2015 at 11:31
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    Don't use the minimal class. With article it compiles fine. Jan 29, 2015 at 11:47
  • @karlkoeller Indeed this was an issue with the minimal class. Jan 29, 2015 at 12:14
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    Cf. tex.stackexchange.com/q/42114/15925 Jan 30, 2015 at 13:38
  • @karlkoeller May be you should make that answer, or we should register this as a "duplicate" of minimal class question in my previous comment. Jan 30, 2015 at 13:40


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