[Tex/LaTex] How to get an ‘undefined control sequence \begin{thebibliography}{1}’


I am trying to add a bibliography to my document. I create a test.tex:

\documentclass[twocolumn, a4paper]{ieicejsp}



I run the bibtex command and get a


Then I try to run the LaTeX and get an error:

'undefined control sequence \begin{thebibliography}{1}'

But the contents of text.bbl file are:


Saku Kukkonen and Jouni Lampinen.
\newblock Gde3: the third evolution step of generalized differential evolution.
\newblock In {\em IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation}, pages 443--450,


Please, what am i missing?


The exact error message was:

This is pTeXk, Version 3.141592-p3.1.11 (euc) (Web2C 7.5.4)
 %&-line parsing enabled.
pLaTeX2e <2006/11/10>+0 (based on LaTeX2e <2009/09/24> patch level 0)
Document Class: ieicejsp 
) (./test.aux) (./test.bbl
! Undefined control sequence.
<argument> \refname 
                    \@mkboth {\refname }{\refname }
l.1 \begin{thebibliography}{1}


As Joseph Wright suggested, adding


just before the


command solved the problem. Thank you! You have no idea how much you helped me.

Best Answer

Maybe your ieicejsp doesn't support this? I tried your file with report and it worked (after doing multiple runs with pdflatex, so it could resolve the dependencies).

Note: Had to use another template, because I don't have ieicejsp installed.