When you create a new submittal, there is a notes field at the bottom. When you save the Submittal, these notes don't show anywhere. The only way you can review them is if you have Edit abilities and click on the pencil edit icon as if you're going to edit the Submittal. This is by design and confirmed by Team tech support.
If a Note is entered on a Submittal, which is a field that integrates back in to Vista, we need to be able to see it on the Submittal without having to edit it.