The reviewer has the copy for manuscript and they are generally top notch in the field in which the paper was written. What prevents the reviewer from exploiting his/her power? As in, rejecting it and publishing a slightly modified version himself?

I am new to this, so forgive me it is a foolish question.

marked as duplicate by ff524 Jul 12 '16 at 20:55

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