The Eurachem reading list

1. Introduction to metrology and terminology

Websites and web resources



  • V. Barwick (Ed) Eurachem Guide: Terminology in analytical measurement – Introduction to VIM3 (2nd ed. 2023). ISBN 978-0-948926-40-2 (
  • A beginner’s guide to measurement, v3, Good practice guide no. 118, NPL, 2010, ISSN: 1368-6550 (
  • The International System of Units (SI), 9th Edition, 2019 (v2.01, December 2022) (


  • Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the ‘Gold Book’). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). Online version (2019-) created by S. J. Chalk. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. (
  • IUPAC Quantities, units and symbols in physical chemistry (‘Green Book’), 3rd Edition, 2007, ISBN 978-0-85404-433-7 (
  • Compendium of terminology in analytical chemistry (‘Orange Book), 4th edition, D. Brynn Hibbert (Ed), The Royal Society of Chemistry (2023), ISBN (print): 978-1-78262-947-4, (note that material on metrological and quality concepts is published as an IUPAC Recommendation – see Articles and reports section)


Articles and reports

  • D. Brynn Hibbert, E-H Korte, U. Örnemark, Metrological and quality concepts in analytical chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 2021), Pure Appl. Chem., 2021, 93 (9), 997-1048,

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