1. Scope 1.1 This guide covers the editorial form and style for product specifications under the jurisdiction of ASTM Subcommittee B02.07. NOTE 1For standards other than product specifications, such as test methods, practices, and guides, see the appropriate sections of Form and Style for ASTM Standards (Blue Book). 1.2 Subcommittees preparing new product specifications or revising existing ones should follow the practices and procedures outlined herein, and be guided by the latest specification covering similar commodities. 1.3 This guide has been prepared as a supplement to the current edition of the Form and Style Manual, and is appropriate for use by Subcommittee B02.07. This guide is to be applied in conjunction with the Form and Style Manual. 1.4 If a conflict exists between this guide and the mandatory sections of the current edition of the Form and Style Manual, the Form and Style Manual requirements have precedence. If a conflict exists between this guide and the nonmandatory sections of the current edition of the Form and Style Manual, the guide has precedence. 1.5 When patents are involved, the specifications writer should refer to section F3 of the Form and Style Manual. Also, refer to part F of the Form and Style Manual for trademark information and the safety hazards caveat.
No guideline for preparing new or revising current standards under the jurisdiction of Subcommittee B02.07 exists. other than the ASTM form and style manual. As a result, there is now considerable variation in how B02.07 standards are written and how limits in those standards are expressed. More consistency and standardization of B02.07 would provide significant benefits to sponsors and users of these specifications, particularly as B02.07 moves toward converting present inch-pound standards to combined (dual-unit) standards.
Keywordseditorial procedures; preferred units; converting units
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