Document Type : Original Article
*. Corresponding author, M.A. in knowledge and information science, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, Email: Mehdi.firstname.lastname@example.org
. Assistant professor of knowledge and information science, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Aim: The research aim is to determine the authors’ cooperation in the articles Journal of Applied Psychology in Shahid Beheshti University. Method: The research method is survey and evaluative and the statistical population included all 686 authors of 235 articles from No. 1 to No. 36 in the years 2007 to 2016. The data gathering tools was a researcher made checklist, including articles specifications, number of authors, gender of authors, their educational level and institutes and university, respectively. Data collection was performed by referring to the articles printed edition and data analysis using descriptive statistics and cooperation coefficient calculation formula. Results: Results showed that the average number of authors in the 9 year period, were about 3 people and maximum number of authors to collaborate on articles in the years 2015 & 2016 were 6 In terms contribution in the article of universities in publish article in this Journal, Shahid Beheshti University researchers contribution was 33.33% and other universities researchers contribution was 66.66% published articles in total publication period of the Journal. Finding: The authors’ cooperation coefficient in writing Journal of Applied Psychology articles at Shahid Beheshti University was equal to 0.59, and outside the university 0.62. Conclusion: Because the collaboration between the articles producers in the Journal of Applied Psychology is in the average level and was equal to 0.58 it is necessary to emphasize in increasing the authors number of articles to reach the co-authorship in this journal and all the ministries magazines to the desired level.