Q: How can I highlight the novelty of my research in the manuscript?
The research I have done has some novelty in it. How can I emphasize that in my paper? How can I write that my study is novel?
The best way to highlight the novelty in your study is by comparing it with the work that was done by others and pointing out the things that your study does which was never done before.
To do this, you should first conduct a thorough literature search to identify what is already known in your field of research and what are the gaps to be explored. Link these points with your study design and findings. Once you have made a note of these points, you can incorporate these into your manuscript in the following ways:
- Highlight the gaps in the Introduction section and mention how your study is going to address any/ some of the gaps
- In the Discussion section, discuss the findings of the previous studies and specifically mention what new observation or insight was generated through your study results.
- In the Conclusion section, clearly, mention how your study advances the knowledge in the field
These strategies would emphasize the novelty of your findings.