Style Guide

Measurement Units Style Guide

For anyone who would like help with correct and consistent practice in writing material that contains measurement data, UKMA has produced the following measurement units style guide information. Click any link in the following table to see entries with key words beginning with that letter.

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Reference Card

UKMA has also published a handy laminated reference card entitled “Measurement Units Style Guide – A writer’s guide to the correct usage of measurement units”.

Measurement Units Style Guide

This guidance is based on British and internationally agreed standards and represents best practice. It gives advice on how to use and write metric units, mistakes to avoid, what to do about conversions, and where to find further information. A brief explanation of how the metric system works is also given.

Copies can be ordered from our Secretary or you can download it here in PDF format.