If you're writing for a specific publication or a class assignment, you'll probably need to follow specific guidelines.
If there isn't a required format, you'll need to choose from one of two possible types of abstracts. The abstracts at Pub (National Institutes of Health database) are informational abstracts.
Precisely where to begin is often a notoriously difficult question, with the right answer based on which aspects of your research you hope to emphasise and how you understand the interests and concerns of your readers.
Many scientists choose to write the introduction to a research paper after the rest of the manuscript has been drafted and a clear picture of exactly what they are introducing has emerged.
This can be a successful approach, as can writing a hasty draft of the introduction or perhaps just a rough list of what it should include to get started and then returning to edit and finish the introduction once the rest of the text is in place.
Never forget that the introduction to your scientific paper is the first part of the manuscript that your readers will encounter, so your writing should be as clear, correct and professional as its content is engaging, valuable and relevant.
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Discipline-specific terminology, theories and abbreviations should be explained, and the objectives and hypotheses of your research should be clearly stated.
A brief overview of the entire paper is a common way to close an introduction.