I'm currently writing a paper and in the introduction I have something in this vein :
[...] Algorithms of this type have the following characteristics (we discuss this in Section 6). [...] The paper is structured as follows [...] In Section 6, we [...]
I was wondering, is it okay to put a forward reference like this, even before describing what Section 6 is about in the outline at the end of the introduction (
In Section 6, we [...])? Or is it considered bad practice?