Like most other journals, Community Development Journal (CDJ) faces pressing questions about our purpose. The vast majority of journal readers now access content online. Increasingly, this involves reading a single article—found through a library website, for example, or a search engine such as Google Scholar—rather than browsing the journal’s contents more widely. This marks a move away from the days of hard-copy journals that might more often be read as a full issue by those working in the field. Academic journals therefore face the issue of becoming nothing other than a loosely themed repository for articles produced under conditions of increased duress within the neoliberal academy. Why, then, do we continue to take the time to produce a Community Development Journal?