Could you, please, explain to me the functions of the articles in the following example:
"In this type of review, the names of the reviewers are hidden from the author. This is the traditional method of reviewing and is the most common type by far" (https://www.elsevier.com/revie.../what-is-peer-review)
Why does the author place the article (THE) if reviewers and authors are unknown for us from the context? It's like general information for publication of scientific works.
"But bear in mind that despite the above, reviewers can often identify the author through their writing style, subject matter or self-citation – it is exceedingly difficult to guarantee total author anonymity". (https://www.elsevier.com/revie.../what-is-peer-review)
Why in this case reviewers are written with no article and the author with the definite? Both reviewers and the author are unknown to the author.