Comment Stage

What it Does

The Comment Stage creates Comment Invitations for all submissions with custom participants. The Comment forms have a dropdown menu where users can select the intended readers of their comments.

When to Use it

Double blind venues can only run the Comment Stage after the submission deadline has passed. Single-blind venues can run the Comment Stage before the submission deadline if they first run Post Submission Stage.


  • When comment invitations will open for selected participants, in GMT
  • Optional
  • Defaults to now
  • When comment invitations will close for all participants, in GMT
  • Optional
  • Defaults to never
  • Selection of who will have access to comment invitations
  • Required
  • Determines whether PCs will be notified of each comment.
  • Required