Science is the orderly collection of facts around the world, and scientific research helps in proving those researches. Scientists, however, avoid using the word facts as facts give a feeling of universality and perfectness, and experimental observations are neither of these. A meaningful scientific statement includes observation, and the observation is recorded in a research paper. A research project has not contributed to science until its results have been reported in a standard research paper. Therefore, to participate as a scientist, you must write a scientific research paper.
Now a manuscript is a blueprint for your experiment. As a scientist, you must write, and as an experimentalist, you must work on your strength through your research process. Writing a paper may be an integral part of observational science as without writing the experiment you will not be able to record the processed research.
Before turning a scientific research paper in a manuscript, a researcher must know the standards of a scientific paper. While research papers are the warehouse of observations, whether scientific or social science, the scientific paper has a stereotype format as of any other research paper. The research paper includes abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, and references. The insides of these chapters vary, but the sections and the headings are pretty much same as any other research paper.
Within the stereotyped format, the language of a scientific research paper aims to be clear and comprehended. The essential characteristic of scientific writing is clarity since vague concepts and phrases are confusing and there is no place for vague language. The data must be exact, logic must be transparent, and conclusions must be stated appropriately.
The experiment must lead to a clear direction, and the entire paper should point towards the conclusion you are aiming in your research. As you write, point the way for your reader. Lead the direction for your reader as you pave the path for them to your conclusion. Remove the tangents and digression on the ways of the reader to reach out to the conclusion. The introduction should be about how previous researchers worked on your topic and what they wrote on your topic. The materials and the methods section should include the operations and methods you have incorporated in your research, and preceding scholars had done. The results section should have the binding data of the research.
While your manuscript will have all these sections, turning research paper into a manuscript is all about cutting the edges of the research paper and following the guidelines of the journal, the content should not be sacrificed.