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On Accountability This is going to be one of my shorter (probably the shortest) edi- torial columns. I’ll most likely make up for it with the one in April, though, so please don’t feel cheated! The truth is, what I have to say this month doesn’t require as much in the way of word count. One of the criticisms of digital TIP that I most fervently wish I could have addressed is that despite publishing in a purely digital format, we still function a lot like a print publication. There are a lot of things digital publishing brings with it, but to me, one of the most important is interactivity. With interactivity, you get community building, as the conversation that begins in one issue can continue in the 3 months before the next issue is published. I believe that TIP can be a source for community building. That’s why the very first feature article I solicited and ran as editor was Anita Blanchard’s “Virtual Communities in I-O Psy- chology” (Blanchard, 2013). Turns out, though, that building a virtual community is hard! I’ve tried a few approaches through the SIOP web space, and both the Electronic Communications Committee and SIOP’s Administrative Office have been nothing short of wonderful in providing insights and tools. Morrie Mullins Xavier University But the Internet is not a Field of Dreams, where if you build it, they will come. It’s more a “Field of a Million Things I Need to Work On, Thanks,” where if you make interaction too difficult, it won’t happen. It needs to be easy. It needs to be seamless. And if I’m reading the signs correctly, it’s something that will hopefully become reality within the next few issues. We are not, however, there just yet. The limitations of our publishing model really came home to me with our last issue. In it, we saw the final installment of Rob Silzer and Chad Parson’s “Practice Perspectives” columns, in which they wrapped up with a summary of the work reported in that column over the past 7 years. It’s an impressive and im- portant body of work. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist 13