[Tex/LaTex] Argument of \mathaccentV has an extra }


I am not able to locate the source of this error.

! Argument of \mathaccentV has an extra }.
<inserted text>
I've run across a `}' that doesn't seem to match anything.

Latex tells me that it is in line 238, but what I have in line 238 is the following text:

When we have a simulated cluster catalogue, we are given with
cosmological and spectroscopic redshifts. Distances

When there are no mathematical symbols or equations, how do I find out where the extra } is missing?

Why is Latex pointing in the wrong line?


I tried commenting section by section, but the error remained. Then I commented the entire file, but still when I compile, I get this error!! What is this sorcery? How can it throw an error when I have commented the entire document?


I have uploaded the .log file HERE, please can someone help me out??

The error appears in line 1703 of the .log file.

Best Answer

To locate the error look in the log for a ( without a matching ) before the error, In this case


So the error is on line 238 of the generated bibliography

So, delete Thesis.bbl, fix the corresponding entry in the bib file and re-run latex and bibtex to re-generate.