I sent a article for reviewing before publication.
In the review I received, I had the following comment:
From very similar studies this reviewer knows well that [...]
This is the first sentence of a bullet list, with each item being largely independent of each other. There was no mention of a reviewer earlier in the review.
I have two questions:
- It seems to me that "this reviewer" refers to... the reviewer her/himself. Am I correct? Of note, the reviewer may not be a native speaker.
- Is it widely used? Especially compared to using "I" (just like other reviewers do)?