In a Geopyhsics paper going into a more general interest journal (say PNAS as a good example), with the headings,
- Materials and Methods
I plan to have 3-4 paragraphs in which I compare my results with other results in the literature.
Should this section go in the results or discussion section of my paper? The comparisons are what will be of most interest to the majority of readers of the paper and my results are most relevant when viewed in the context of earlier results.