OASIS for Editors

OASIS for Editors is the production manuscript tracking service for Elsevier journals. Editors can use OASIS to check the production status of all of their journal's accepted manuscripts.

Each accepted manuscript that arrives at Elsevier for production is registered in the tracking system and added immediately to OASIS. Every step in the production process is also registered and updated in OASIS.

OASIS is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Although we maintain records of every manuscript that has been published, information about specific manuscripts is removed from OASIS 12 months after the publication date.

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About Oasis

Editors of Elsevier journals can obtain online information on the status of all their journal's manuscripts currently in production at Elsevier, including:

  • General production status (i.e. in preparation, in proof, in issue)
  • Date of publication and reprints dispatch date
  • Citation information, as soon as available (issue, volume and page numbers)
    OASIS displays real-time production information: each accepted manuscript that arrives at Elsevier for production is registered in the tracking system and added immediately to OASIS. Every step in the production process is also registered and updated in OASIS. This offers the opportunity to:
  • View article summary or details
  • View articles of all or a specific editor
  • Search for manuscripts by title, author, keyword, editor or volume/issue
  • Consult the one-page journal summary with an overview of articles in each phase of the production process

How it works

OASIS for Editors (No registration required)
Basic access to OASIS does not require registration. You can enter OASIS immediately using your journal's OASIS password and PTS journal abbreviation.

Search for production information using:

  • The name of a specific accepting editor
  • The title of a manuscript
  • The corresponding author's surname
  • Keyword(s) in the title
  • A specific volume/issue

If you choose to leave these search boxes empty, all manuscripts in production for your journal will be listed in chronological order (the most recently received manuscript will be listed on top). You will also be able to access a one-page journal summary: the journal summary provides a one-page overview of the number of papers in each phases of production for that journal.

Registered OASIS for Editors
Registered editors can set, save and change preferences for faster, more convenient access. During their initial registration, editors will be directed to set their OASIS preferences. They will also need to provide their OASIS password & PTS journal code once.
When you register for OASIS you will, on top of the version for which no registration is required, be able to set your preference in how results are displayed:

  • Ranked in ascending or descending order
  • Show Article summary or full details
  • Sorted by date received, OASIS reference or author name
  • Only display articles of a specific editor

Manuscript Tracking for Authors
Authors can check their manuscript's production progress in the Elsevier tracking system by entering their surname and the manuscript reference, which they receive in their acknowledgement email.


Explanation of terms

Our reference: the unique article ID used in our production offices. This consists of the journal abbreviation followed by a number

Title: the title of the article (possibly truncated)

Corresponding author: the person to whom correspondence from Elsevier has been addressed

Received by Elsevier on: the date on which the article was entered into Elsevier's production administration

Proofs sent to author: the date on which Elsevier dispatched proofs (Note: for some journals, e.g. "Letters" journals, proofs are not sent to the author.)

Proofs received from author: the date on which Elsevier received the corrected proofs from the author

Citation information: the volume/issue number and page numbers of the article. This information can be used when referring to the paper

Scheduled publication date: scheduled date of delivery of issues by the printer to our warehouse

Published on: the date of delivery of issues by the printer to our warehouse. Please note that due to postal delays and time needed at the receiving end, it may take quite some time before the issue is actually on display in the library. (In some exceptional cases the actual publication date may differ substantially from the scheduled date).

Date of reprints dispatch: the date of reprints dispatch