The Accepted Manuscript Status Inquiry System (AMSIS) is a service to authors and editorial offices that can be accessed via the Internet. The service was designed to provide fast and simple access to pertinent data about manuscripts being published or produced by AIP. Although simple to use, confidentiality is maintained by requiring the user to input the following pieces of information: the last name of one of the first three authors, and either the editor's code or the AIP ID code. If this information coincides with what resides in the database and the Society has opted to have their journals covered, clicking on the Request Status button will result in a Status Inquiry result page.
The information displayed by AMSIS for each manuscript is extracted from the Manuscript Electronic Tracking System (METS) database, a barcode-based tracking program. We have chosen significant milestones within the production process to help authors and editorial staff determine the status of a manuscript as it moves through the various production cycles. AMSIS will display the date the manuscript was received at our publishing facility, the date the proof was mailed, the date the proof was received back, the date article was published on line, the date the book was released to the printer, the date issue was posted on line, the date issue was mailed and the date reprints were mailed to the author. Information regarding the coden, volume, issue, and page range is also available at a later stage after the articles have been paginated for an issue.
AMSIS also displays communication information supplied by the author(s) when the manuscript was first submitted for review, e.g., fax, telephone, email, and corresponding author's address. We encourage authors to update this information through use of the feedback form, as this information is used by the AIP staff throughout the production process to communicate with the author.
AIP considers this service to be beneficial to both the users and the Production staff. We will continue to enhance the functionality of AMSIS and we welcome your feedback for future improvements.