I am trying to import my references into an IEEE style article. I use .bib file for saving my references. My code is:



\title{Bare Demo of IEEEtran.cls for Conferences}

\author{\IEEEauthorblockN{Michael Shell}
\IEEEauthorblockA{School of Electrical and\\Computer Engineering}




 I want to cite \cite{gamma}

The conclusion goes here.


The authors would like to thank...



The .bib file contains: (e.g.)

title = {Gamma, alpha, delta, and theta oscillations govern cognitive processes},
volume = {39},
issn = {0167-8760},
url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167876000001458},
doi = {10.1016/S0167-8760(00)00145-8},
abstract = { abs },
number = {2-3},
journal = {International Journal of Psychophysiology},
author = {Basar, Erol and {Basar-Eroglu}, Canan and Karakas, Sirel and Schürmann, Martin},
month = jan,
year = {2001},
keywords = {Alpha, Cognitive processing, Delta, Gamma oscillations, Sensory processing, Theta},
pages = {241--248},
file = {Basar et al. - 2001 - Gamma, alpha, delta, and theta oscillations govern.pdf:files/4/Basar et al. - 2001 - Gamma, alpha, delta, and theta oscillations govern.pdf:application/pdf;ScienceDirect Snapshot:files/5/S0167876000001458.html:text/html}

However I get errors:

Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item. \end{thebibliography} Overfull \hbox (4.0748pt too wide) in paragraph

I just tested the .bib file with another article (with document style article and bibliography style plain) and it works well. Every other thing in the .tex file is correct since it can compile without these two reference lines. I tried \bibliographystyle{plain} also it doesn't work.

How can I resolve this problem?

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  • Please provide a full minimal example. – Marco Daniel Mar 6 '12 at 16:56
  • Does it work with only the .bib file i.e. without the journal abbreviation list \bibliography{adaptrefs}? – percusse Mar 7 '12 at 11:50
  • No it doesn't! I can use the .bib file with normal article document class – mreza k Mar 7 '12 at 12:06
  • The problem solved with commenting out the definition, compiling, and uncommenting them! – mreza k Mar 7 '12 at 12:16