I know that after submitting a paper through Elsevier Editorial System, the corresponding author can check the status of the submitted paper online. But how about co-authors? Can the corresponding author give a permission to the co-authors to enable them to check the status of the paper as well? If yes, how that can be done?

  • I guess you can ask the corresponding author for the reference number. Then you just register in the Ensevier webpage and add an accepted article to your webpage. Then you can track its status.
    – bordart
    May 12, 2014 at 23:23
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    Ideally, you bug Elsevier to fix their system, and after a few years, you might see some improvement. This makes it better for everyone :-) May 13, 2014 at 2:39
  • @artalexan The OP is asking about submitted papers, not accepted ones. May 13, 2014 at 7:08
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    I found the answer myself here
    – Stat
    May 13, 2014 at 10:57
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    @Stat: it would be useful if you summarise the answer you found and include the link as an answer to your own question. (Yes, on the SE network answering one's own question is quite allowed.) May 13, 2014 at 11:14

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The answer is No, he/she cannot cannot give any permission to the co-authors after submission to EES and before acceptance, as mentioned here:

I am a co-author on the paper, I would like to be able to see the status of the manuscript. I have the manuscript number and I am registered on the journal website.

After submission, you can only see the status of a submitted paper via the corresponding author's EES homepage. You will not be able to search for this submission via your own author's EES homepage.

So just the corresponding author can check the status before acceptance. But after acceptance, co-author can track the status as well:

After acceptance, the article is recorded in our tracking system, you can use the production reference number along with the Corresponding Author's name to track your paper status and add your paper to your personal homepage on http://www.elsevier.com/trackarticle.


You have received an email just after submission which gives you a link to check the current status of your manuscript. the text of the email is something like this:

"The link below takes you to a webpage where you can sign in to our submission system using your existing Elsevier profile credentials or register to create a new profile. You will then have the opportunity to tailor these updates and view reviewer and editor comments once they become available.


  • Is "You" in your answer and link the corresponding author or all co-authors?
    – Ben Voigt
    Jun 7, 2019 at 4:35

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