I'm writing a paper detailing a workflow which makes use of some software tools.
I have a sentence very early on in the introduction, which says something like the following.
The tools to use include: Tool One, Tool Two, and Tool Three.
At the moment, this is where the references to the respective papers are, like the following.
The tools to use include: Tool One (Lorem, 2014), Tool Two (Ipsum, 2011), and Tool Three (Ipsum et al., 2015).
Each tool has "its own" section in the paper, where it is discussed in detail. I've a gut feeling that it'd make more sense to include the reference there, although I think that including the reference where the respective tool is first mentioned is the "correct" thing to do.
The editors don't give any preferences, and I think that something like this is assumed to be common knowledge (which unfortunately I don't seem to have).
Is there a documented "best practice" for when a reference needs to be included, i.e., whether it should rigorously follow the first occurrence of the referenced?
The domain is CS/linguistics, in case there are some specific practices I'm not aware of...