Being a young researcher myself I received a comment from my colleague that some of the journals are paying reviewers for the reviewing process.
When I gave it a thought, it started to make more sense. In case of high quality, respected journal, an institution may consider itself privileged to have a reviewer of such journal and allow the reviewer to dedicate small proportion of his/her daily activities just on the reviewing process.
The reviewer being paid, has more obligations to provide thorough in depth review.
Does that hold true for some journals or is it just a myth?