I am setting a book for Springer using their style sheet and have hit a problem where I am getting phantom pages between chapters. The complete book comprises front matter, toc, list of tables, 36 chapters, 6 appendices and an index (around 700 pages). I have managed to duplicate the problem with two chapters. The first chapter (1-12) ends on an even page (12) and the next chapter should start on the next right odd hand page. Instead I get an odd blank page with a running head, (13) and then a totally blank even page (15). The next chapter then starts as I would expect on page 15. I have put the files up at
chap02.tex and chap03.tex are the two chapters, third_edition.tex is the book tex file. I have put up a pdf showing the problem. svmono.cls is the latex style sheet. our_acknowledgement.tex is part of the front matter.
Are these files sufficient for someone to have a look and give me some pointers as to where I might be going wrong?