I look for a construction to start a sentence about previous studies on something, something like

In the field of reading comprehension, some studies investigated the effect of visual structure on reading comprehension.

In the topic of reading comprehension, some studies ....

In reading compression studies, some studies ....

In the ground of reading comprehension, some studies ...

I don't think that is a field. So what are other alternatives for it? Also I am not certain about the proposition "in" for topic.

update: Regarding comments, I gave you more context

There are numerous studies on extracting the main content from web pages. .....It also enables end users to access the web more easily .... .... Some other studies focus on the readability enhancement on the user interface level ..... ...... In the case of small screen devices, some attention has been given to using dynamically altered presentation of text. ............ Some studies investigated the effect of text signals and visual structure on reading comprehension

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    Why front the field? You're mentioning it again at the end of the sentence, so readers will understand what the field is. Just start "Some studies have investigated &c" – StoneyB Aug 15 '15 at 14:06
  • @StoneyB in reviewing previous works, I jump from topic A, to topic B, then I thought to signal user and make emphasis that I am going to review the next topic, I'd better start the sentence by mentioning the field. – Ahmad Aug 15 '15 at 14:10
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    Then just fold it into the subject: "Reading comprehension studies have investigated the effect of visual structure; ... " There's no need to distinguish the field from studies in the field ... practically, the studies are the field! – StoneyB Aug 15 '15 at 14:19
  • If you are trying to differentiate between a previous different topic and the quote in your question, could you add such a previous topic to the text in your example? Then it might be clearer why you are asking about this. – user3169 Aug 15 '15 at 16:11
  • @user3169 I did, I liked something similar to the previous paragraph in the case of small screen devices..., regardless of these, suppose one want to introduce a sentence like that, what are options? – Ahmad Aug 15 '15 at 17:37

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