I'm writing my master thesis on Latex but, for some reason, I'm unable to automatically start the new chapter on odd pages.

At the moment, as soon as a chapter ends, the new chapter will start on the next page. Because I need to print it, I need that every new chapter starts on an odd page (so I can read it on the right page like in a book)

I'm using \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,oneside,titlepage]{book} which should manage this kind of thing automatically but it doesn't.

I have also tried to add \cleardoublepage and \clearpage as below but they do nothing.


I'm currently using the command \afterpage{\null\thispagestyle{empty}\clearpage} to create the blank page but this is a manual operation and I want it to be automatic.

My chapters use the style \thispagestyle{plain}

Any solution?

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    you have specified oneside so only the odd side page layout is used. and \cleardoublepage is the same as \clearpage. Feb 14, 2022 at 9:51

2 Answers 2


So, I've just figured out that I was using oneside as a parameter on \documentclass

Using \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,twoside,titlepage]{book} fixed the issue


If you are using book.cls, then the option openright will be useful


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