I find this sentence as the first sentence in Conclusions -section in one work

  1. The work introduced this and this.

I would change its tense to presens

  1. The work introduces this and this.

Which is correct?

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    The section containing conclusions usually appears after the work has been presented and summarizes what the reader has presumably already read. Do you have a reason to transpose the verb to the past? – deadrat Sep 9 '16 at 8:50
  • @deadrat It is past at the moment, which is strange. - - I think there is no reason to keep it as past tense. I think it should be present-tense. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Sep 9 '16 at 8:52
  • It is traditional to write up a scientific report of an experiment in the past tense and third person, but after a stint as a science teacher a few years ago, it is seems that it is more acceptable to move away from these rules and, for example, use the present tense in a conclusion, You probably wouldn't get away with it at undergraduate and higher levels, though! – Anonymous Sep 9 '16 at 9:09
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    The use of tenses is different in different disciplines. Math papers tend to use the present tense much more than papers in the experimental sciences. – Peter Shor Sep 9 '16 at 15:41

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