Does the following collocation exist in English?
a comment is in place
If not, do you recognize it as an improper loan from another language? It is used by a writer to communicate that, before continuing with the normal flow of the text, they feel the need to make a comment on some related topic.
A Google search with this expression returns only 152 results, mostly from academic literature. It seems to be used by a literate population. However, the few number of results in the search and the inferred writers' nationalities make me think this is not an expression a native speaker would use.