I write a scientific text where I use my own acronyms as it is required by a publisher for saving word counts (I think). I have a problem with articles. Should I use them before the acronyms or should I omit them? I tried to find the rule but it is not clear for me. (I use British English, it seems it is different in American English but I'm not sure.)
Moving charges produce a magnetic field (MF)...
... MF from a cable can be read by a magnetic sensor.
To estimate the position the Kalman Filter algorithm (KF) can be used.
... KF shows good performance...
The surveyor platforms (SPs) move along the cable.
... When SP moves towards the utility ... - (Only one platform moves)
Is there any solid rule for such cases?