Deanonymizing self-references after review?

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In our newest “how can we help you?” thread, a reader asks:

When my draft undergoes a refereeing process, I follow the norm in referring to my own past papers as if they were written by another person. My question is this: when I de-anonymize my draft, is it appropriate if I (1) delete some self-references where I repeat some of my past points, to the effect that I refer to myself a bit less that I would if it were a different author; (2) use the first-person pronoun whenever referring to myself if applicable? Other suggestions for de-anonymizing are also welcome!

Good questions. I’m not entirely sure about (1), as deleting a bunch of in-text citations (even if they are to oneself) seem like substantive changes to the draft that was refereed. (2) seems entirely fine to me. What do you all think?

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