I was checking the answers that have been deleted, and I noticed that Do journals in general have any kind of policy regarding papers submitted by someone without a research affiliation? has been deleted by Anna Lear. Not that I complain particularly about deleting this answer, but I'm not sure to see the reason why. I mean, the answer should probably have been given as a comment to my answer, since it was a comment on something I wrote, but apart from this, it was correctly written, and it wasn't a spam. Was it flagged by someone?
Sorry to ask, but I'm a bit of a newbie on Stack Exchange, so I'd just like to understand the policy, and what we should expect from the moderators (should they delete each answer that does not really address the question?). In general, when should an answer be deleted as opposed as just downvoted?
Also, I'm not sure who can see the actual answer, so for the sake of this question, here it is:
Some journals implement a double-blind reviewing process, meaning that the reviewers are not aware that the authors are from academia or not
In theory this is true, in practice I think its different.
Most academic fields are quite closed off and small. The possible reviewers and people likely to be published is very small. For example, when I worked in academia we would know who reviewed our papers, and they would know it was us reviewing theirs.