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Publication Authorization Number

State law requires all university publications to be reviewed and numbered for recordkeeping and cost reporting. A Publication Authorization Number (PAN) will be assigned and printed on the final publication.


To request a PAN, download the PAN Request Form below. Send the completed for to

PAN Request Form

UPM will assign the PAN and return the form to the requesting department via e-mail in PDF format. The requesting department should print a copy of the PDF that contains the assigned PAN. The department should obtain all authorizing signatures on the form with the assigned PAN.

No publication is to be produced without proper review and authorization.

The completed form with all of the authorizing signatures should accompany the order to UPM for printing production or procurement. If your job is being completed by Creative Communications or an outside company, please forward PAN for inclusion on your project.

NOTE: State law requires all publications distributed to external audiences to have a publication review completed PRIOR TO PRINTING. The Publication Authorization Request Form MUST be completed for all such publications and the Publication Authorization Number MUST be printed on the publication.