Q: How long should a scientific report paper be?
Scientific Reports are concise articles that describe exciting new results. The purpose of scientifc reports is to communicate the results of experiments quickly. This is often done when researchers obtain breaktrough results for some problem that would benefit from immediate communication rather than waiting to write a full-fledged manuscript. Reports decribe the process/methods involved, the progress, and results of a study.
Reports can be anywhere between 3-6 journal pages in length. The acceptable length, permissible number of tables and references vary across journals; therefore, it is best to check your target journal's website to understand these details.