When you upload a draft to Academia.edu, you can choose to open it to comments. To do that, simply click "Add a Paper", like you normally would when uploading a new paper to your page.
Upload the paper you'd like to have comments on by clicking and dragging it into the upload box, or clicking "Choose Files" and select the paper you'd like to upload from your desktop.
Complete the captcha and click continue when your file has uploaded.
Click "Unpublished Draft Paper" when asked if you are uploading a published work or an unpublished draft.
Add any paper information we weren't able to fill in automatically. We especially recommend you fill in a wide variety of research interests.
Select "Yes" when you're asked "Would you like to open your draft paper to comments from your colleagues?"
Step 5: Let some of your fellow academics know you're interested in feedback on your paper. Select anyone you'd like to alert to the creation of your discussion session.
Once you've finished inviting people to your discussion, we'll ask you to give a brief explanation of your discussion session, what kind of conversation you're looking to start, some opening questions, or anything else!
Once that's done, we'll take you directly to your discussion session! Please be aware that if your paper says "This document is currently being converted. Please check back in a few minutes," that's a perfectly normal part of our conversion process, and your paper should appear pretty soon.