Thanks for your prompt reply.
Let me elaborate the "urgency" of my situation a bit. So I pretty much just interviewed for a PhD position (offered in Europe) on the phone (about two weeks ago) and one of the questions was if I had any upcoming publications, to which I answered something like "yes, we hope to get one coming up soon" sort of thing; a tentative, but confident answer.
So, I just found out in my research group that we will be presenting at a conference in April and get a paper published in a high-impact journal (with my name as author on both). Call me a little paranoid, but I contacted my interviewer just to let him know about this update in the hope that it would assist them with the evaluation process. I think its a pretty significant development that they should know about.
I believe I will hear a definite answer by next week, but my recruiter was out of the office until this weekend (hence, the automated email reply) and I want to know if I should email him again the day he gets back to the office.
I know it is a bit over-analytical, but I don't want to leave anything up to chance.