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Bibliometric Evidence for a Hierarchy of the Sciences

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Alternative predictions tested in this study, about how scientific domains should differ in any measure of hardness (or, equivalently, consensus. m = mathematics; p = physical sciences; b = biological sc.; s = social sc.; h = humanities).

Predictions are explicit about empirical sciences, whilst mathematics and the humanities are tested secondarily.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0066938.g001