This table aims to be of aid to authors who get dizzy trying to figure out when they should be posting their proposal so that it can make it into the next earliest Formal Submission window.
|Cycle||Latest RFC Submission Date||Last Days for Changes||Formal Submission Window|
|January||December 8||December 27-29||January 3-5|
|February||January 12||January 31-February 2||February 7-9|
|March||February 9||February 28-30||March 7-9|
|April||March 9||March 28-30||April 4-6|
|May||April 6||April 25-27||May 2-4|
|June||May 11||May 30-June 1||June 6-8|
|July||June 8||June 27-29||July 4-6|
|August||July 6||July 25-27||August 1-3|
|September||August 10||August 29-31||September 5-7|
|October||September 7||September 26-28||October 3-5|
|November||September 12||September 31-2||November 7-9|
- You may find this public Google calendar with relevant dates useful. (Thank you, @wouter, for the suggestion).
- This primer for authors might come in handy.
- Also, maybe bookmark this spreadsheet?
Let’s take January 2022:
- January’s Formal Submission Window spans Monday 3-Wednesday 5.
- If a proposal is first published in the forum on December 8, 2021, it will be eligible for Formal Submission on the very last day of January’s Formal Submission Window, January 5.
- If the proposal is published after December 8, it will have to wait until February’s Formal Submission Window (February 7, 8, 9).
- Remember that proposals must remain unchanged for at least one week before their formal submission.