PASS can help you easily publish your article openly for anyone in the world to read. Publishing a version of your article in freely-accessible repositories not only allows grant recipients to comply with grant requirements for public access, it also promotes exposure and impact for your work.

Publishing your work open access does not require paying an open access fee (also known as an Article Processing Charge). Most publishers allow authors to deposit a version of their article freely in a publicly-accessible repository in order to increase access and impact of their work. This can be done whether or not deposit is required by the funding grant. PASS can help you make your article open in an easy and no-cost way.

PASS streamlines the deposit process and provides a route to depositing your work in JHU’s institutional repository, JScholarship, in addition to PubMed Central. If your article is not eligible for inclusion in PubMed Central, JScholarship is an acceptable repository for many grants.

The Repository Guide has more information on repositories, how to deposit non-article content, how to deposit in other repositories besides PMC and JScholarship, and how to determine which version of your article to deposit.

View the Repository Guide

JHU-affiliated researchers can use PASS to:

  • Submit an article manuscript to both PubMed Central via NIHMS and JScholarship at the same time.
  • Comply with public access policies required by some granting organizations.
  • Determine the deposit requirements for your specific grant(s).
  • Comply with the JHU Open Access policy [pdf].
  • Avoid paying hefty article processing charges to your publisher to make your publication open to the public.
  • Simultaneously send your manuscript to multiple repositories seamlessly.
  • Collect and submit publication and author metadata automatically by providing a DOI and ORCID ID.

Supported Granting Organizations

Submission from PASS to PubMed Central via NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS) with submission status updates for grants from:

  • NIH – National Institutes of Health

Submission from PASS to PubMed Central via NIHMS without submission status updates for grants from:

  • ACL – Administration for Community Living
  • AHRQ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • ASPR – Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • CDC – Centers for Disease Control
  • EPA – Environmental Protection Agency
  • VA – Department of Veteran Affairs
  • FDA – Food and Drug Administration
  • HHMI- Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Please note: The author assumes full responsibility to ensure that the correct version of an article has been deposited correctly and grant requirements are fulfilled. PASS, JHU, and JHU Libraries do not assume any liability or responsibility for deposit failure. Authors are responsible for checking for correct deposit.