It seems to be hard-wired into the brains of many students, that scientific writing by definition goes without the first person, and preferably even in the passive voice.
I work as a researcher in Science, Technology and Society Studies at the CWTS Centre for Science and Technology Studies of Leiden University. I am also one of the PhD programme coordinators at the Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture WTMC. This website contains all information on my academic work.
Researchers are pulled in various, sometimes contradictory directions by the multiplication of performance metrics and new incentives to align with societal needs. Management structures, funding systems, and publication practices are increasingly influenced by pressures to promote only the highest quality science, and by models and incentives for academic advancement that would produce this highest quality.