The question I have is two-fold, but it's basically the same question for citations and abbreviations.
Let's say that I'm writing a thesis and I want to briefly mention a term which I hope to define later and which after defining, I'd like to refer to using an abbreviation/acronym. (Whether this is a good idea is a separate concern...I understand it usually is not)
Should I place the abbreviation in parenthesis after I first mention the term, or after I define it (Also the last time I plan on using the term un-abbreviated)?
I'm also wondering about the same exact question, but for inline citations.