Reference card

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 a measurement units style guide in the form of a handy 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.

The reference card is available to download here in PDF format. It is designed to be printed on four sides of A4, ideally on a folded double-sided A3 card.