I have written an IEEE style report with several references at the end and am finding that the references do not line up correctly. I set


as the configuration for my references, but when calling \bibliography{references.bib}, find that the reference section is misaligned (see screenshot below).

After reference #2 the alignment is incorrect

Any idea how to get the references to align properly?


At the request of @AboAmmar I have added an MWE which reproduces the error:




A second screenshot is provided below to show the output:

References 4 and 5 are out of alignment

What's strange is that reordering the references sometimes makes the output look as expected.

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    Welcome! Please provide a MWE, a small portion of code that shows your issue for others here to copy-paste and reproduce. This way, you may get the best advice for your problem.
    – AboAmmar
    Mar 21, 2022 at 21:24
  • @AboAmmar Sure thing! I will make an edit to my question now! Mar 21, 2022 at 22:32
  • Can you give the bib entries for Bian et al 2019 ([2] in the first screenshot) and Kato et al 2001 ([3] in the second screenshot)? They appear to be problematic.
    – Dai Bowen
    Jun 20 at 15:54


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