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Objectives: The present study was to identify the structure of co-authorship networks in the field of Persian language and literature, and to investigate how these structures assist researchers in successfully publishing their research works. More specifically, this study investigated the relationship between centrality and productivity of researchers in the field of Persian language and literature.
Methodology: This descriptive study was conducted through scientometric approach using social network analysis. The population of the study included all documents which were published by Persian language and literature researchers and have been indexed in ISC since 2012.
Findings and conclusion: The results showed that the topological macrostructure of the researchers’ co-authored scientific outputs enjoyed low cohesion and density; there was low willingness to co-authorship. Most of the outputs were written by a single author or two authors. The number of scientific outputs increased in 2009 and 2010, and the production in this area is increasing.