Hardy-Ramanujan Journal was started in 1978 with R. Balasubramanian and K. Ramachandra as its founder editors. The first 33 volumes of this journal also carried a subheading ‘A Journal devoted to primes, diophantine equations, transcendental numbers and other questions on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, . . .’ and the original aims of this initiative were clearly expressed in the first volume (see http://hrj.episciences.org/public/volumes/12/1Announcements.pdf).

About two years after the passing away of K. Ramachandra in 2011, a decision to continue this journal was taken by a new team of editors, consisting mostly of people who took interest in and had contributed to the journal in the past, keeping the overall aim of the journal as when it was founded (see http://hrj.episciences.org/public/volumes/45/34_35Editorial.pdf). Thus, the combined Volumes 34 & 35 and Volume 36 were released in August and December of 2013 respectively, with just Hardy-Ramanujan Journal as the title.

Hardy-Ramanujan Journal entered the Episciences platform in 2014 and will publish its future volumes through this free online open access portal. At the same time, future volumes of the journal will also be made available for free open access at its existing website http://www.nias.res.in/hrj.php.