Error when exporting reference list to pdf via latex

I want to export my markdown file via latex to pdf. This works untill I add citations. I use the citations plugin, a .bib file generated by BetterBibtech out of Zotero, and the Pandoc reference list plugin.

I keep getting the error:

! LaTeX Error: Lonely \item--perhaps a missing list environment.

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I.410 ...t}{ref-dieterMimicRephraseReflective2019}

I have tried everything I can find online. Any suggestions on how to fix this?