I am not sure which preposition should I use with study(n). I am closer to ''about'' but I wanted to make sure. For example:

The recent studies about war show that... The recent studies in war show that...

Which is correct? Thanks already. I hope I do not violate the rules of this website.

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You would do better using 'on' or 'into'.

Checking the collocations website ozdic.com gives the following examples:

| ~ into

a study into the viability of the mine

| ~ on

a definitive study on medieval weapons

  • Among other reasons: “The recent studies in war” stands a chance of being misunderstood as “The recent studies during war”, i.e. “The recent studies in wartime” (=in a nation at war at the time)… perhaps to suggest that a wartime footing affects the outcome of a study (e.g. to be more patriotic in its implications).
    – Raven
    Dec 29, 2022 at 8:35

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