Natural scientists about science
Natural scientists commonly know the concept the scientific method and regard it to implicate that the description of an investigation should be detailed enough to permit repetition by a reader. The results from the investigation (raw data in experimental work) should also be included in the report. The report should begin with an introduction that contains a background to the work, including an overview of relevant previous publications, and may be terminated by a discussion that may contain a hypothesis generated by the investigations.
In addition to that the report contains something of interest, this is about what is needed for a publication in a scientific journal. An overview of additional components that are required during publishing is given at the page Science according to vetenskapsteori.se. Scientists appear, however, not to work according to a more strict definition concerning the content of the term "science".
A more pragmatic definition is that "what is published in a scientific
should be counted as science.
The scientific journals, e.g. Science or Nature,
have slightly differing demands on publications, resulting in that the definition
of the word science, according to
this view, may be slightly differing.
It will hence be the experienced scientists that approve an article
that define more exactly what the journal count as science within their special field.