# Change bibliography starting number with revtex

I want my bibliography to start at another number, not at 1.

I saw this solution here that works with articles, but I am using revtex4-1 ... (and I stole their minimal example :-))

\documentclass{revtex4-1}

\begin{document}

Let us cite \cite{a1},  \cite{a2} and \cite{a3}.

\begin{thebibliography}{99}
\makeatletter
\makeatother

\bibitem{a1}
A1
\bibitem{a2}
A2
\bibitem{a3}
A3
\end{thebibliography}

\end{document}


Would be great if you could help me with this.

• You could try with \addtocounter{NAT@ctr}{8} instead of \addtocounter{\@listctr}{8}, but I'm not sure how safe it is. – campa Oct 24 '18 at 10:26
• see also this question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/84707/… – user36296 Oct 24 '18 at 10:27
• That works! Thanks a lot for this speedy response!! Awesome! – Mechanix Oct 24 '18 at 10:34

Using "thebibliography" the counter name for the revtex4-1 class is:
\addtocounter{NAT@ctr}{8}