# KOMA: set the chapter title on its own page, moving the text to a new page

I'm using the KOMA scrbook class and I'd like to have the chapter title on an otherwise blank page. The actual text in the chapter should move to the next page. Is there a way to insert a \clearpage after the chapter number and title are typeset?

The main reason for this is that I would like to add a background image to the chapter title page using the functionality of the scrlayer-scrpage package.

I tried using \RedeclareSectionCommand and adding extra space like I did below, but if I set afterskip to \textheight the title also moves to the next page. Alternatively, is there a way to execute a command (e.g. \clearpage right after \chapter is run? Or should I manually add a \clearpage after each call to \chapter in my document (but that won't work for the table of contents, for example)?

An MWE:

\documentclass[a4paper]{scrbook}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\RedeclareSectionCommand[
beforeskip=0pt,
afterskip=0.9\textheight, % skip between the chapter position and the normal text
]{chapter}

\begin{document}
\chapter{A chapter}
\lipsum

\end{document}


which results in the following (note the start of the regular chapter text at the bottom of the page:

• My guts tell me \renewcommand{\chapterendvskip}{\clearpage} but i didn't test it yet. EDIT: Works fine, good MWE :-) – Johannes_B Nov 18 '15 at 10:04
• That should be \chapterheadendvskip, I guess :-). Thanks! Works like a charm. If you write it down as an answer I will accept it. – ph0t0nix Nov 18 '15 at 10:21

The argument for afterskip should be a length, but a more appropriate \clearpage is needed. KOMA also provides \cheapterheadendvskip to add something after the chapter title, which must not be a length, but can be some arbitrary code.

\documentclass[a4paper]{scrbook}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\RedeclareSectionCommand[
beforeskip=0pt,
%   afterskip=0.9\textheight, % skip between the chapter position and the normal text
]{chapter}

\begin{document}
\chapter{A chapter}
\lipsum

\end{document}