Ethical charter

Publishing Ethics and Malpractices Statement

Hardy-Ramanujan Journal (HRJ) aims to publish papers that further, inform, and inspire mathematical and scientific research. We are thus committed to publishing only original and expository high-quality work. HRJ respects and protects intellectual property, copyright, authorship and primacy. 

Editorial tenets

Papers submitted to HRJ are peer reviewed single-anonymous, under the advice and guidance of its esteemed editorial board. The HRJ editors champion freedom of expression and pledge to maintain the integrity of the academic record, and strive to ensure the accuracy, completeness and originality of every published article, and work in earnest for a fair and efficient decision process. HRJ editors are ultimately accountable for all its publication decisions, and aim to constantly improve them.

HRJ fosters editorial independence, and commercial considerations are never allowed to compromise intellectual and ethical standards.

Impartial assessment

The purpose of HRJ is to encourage the advancement of mathematical ideas, with particular emphasis on number theory. The decision of acceptance or rejection of a submission is based only on the editors’ evaluation of the importance and relevance of the article, its originality and clarity, soliciting the help of peer-review reports, and without regard to authors’ nationality, country of residence, institutional affiliation, gender, ethnic origin, religion, or political views.


Any inadvertent errors and inaccurate or misleading statements are corrected promptly and with utmost prominence. HRJ reserves the right to rescind acceptances and retract published papers in exceptional cases, including but not limited to plagiarism and other unethical behaviour. Retractions will be clearly indicated at the same location where the paper was electronically published, or an equivalent appropriate forum.


HRJ unhesitatingly condemns plagiarism, and believes that authors are entitled to receive due credit for their intellectual creation.

HRJ will take prompt and decisive action in cases of plagiarism. Clear-cut cases of plagiarized content will lead to prompt rejection. In case the paper has been published, it will be retracted and replaced online by an appropriate notice of retraction. Further actions may follow, including contacting the author's institution, as outlined in the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines.

HRJ believes that copying material not crucial to the content or conclusions of a paper, such as parts of the abstract or introduction, also constitutes plagiarism and will prevent a paper from being published in its submitted form. The paper may even be rejected, or, at the discretion of the editor board, the author may be required to rewrite, remove, or quote with proper attribution any copied material.

HRJ as well discourages extensive duplicating from one’s own works, except to the extent necessary to help the reader, and holds an opinion that publishing the same material in multiple venues is not healthy for the academic community.

Component issues

For all other issues, HRJ consults the COPE core practices.

Please click here for HRJ's Editorial policy and Instruction for authors.