About the Journal

2022 Impact Factor: 1.0
5-year Impact Factor: 1.2
2022 CiteScore: 1.3

The Western Pacific Surveillance and Response journal is proud to announce its first impact factor (2022 Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate 2023). We are grateful to all of our contributors and reviewers, and look forward to continuing to improve the journal with you!

Information for public health action

Founded in 2010, the Western Pacific Surveillance and Response journal (WPSAR) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of health security in response to public health events and emergencies in the Western Pacific Region. WPSAR publishes work on acute or ongoing communicable diseases, emerging infectious diseases, natural disasters, food safety, bioterrorism, and chemical and radiological events.

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For all enquiries, please contact us at wpsar@who.int

Webinar series on scientific publishing

WPSAR partnered with TEPHINET to present a webinar series, Scientific Publishing for Field Epidemiologists, to celebrate the inaugural World Field Epidemiology Day on 7 September 2021. The webinar series is available as a playlist on the TEPHINET Secretariat YouTube channel. The four sessions are:

  • Session 1: Converting Your Field Epidemiology Work Into a Publishable Article 
  • Session 2: Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission 
  • Session 3: Addressing Reviewer Feedback on Your Manuscript 
  • Session 4: Being a Good Reviewer

Recently Published

Letter to the Editor
Yuzo Arima, Yuuki Tsuchihashi, Osamu Takahara, Reiko Shimbashi, Takeshi Arashiro, Ayu Kasamatsu, Yusuke Kobayashi, Katsuhiro Komase, Takuri Takahashi, Kanako Otani, Fangyu Yan, Taro Kamigaki, Kiyosu Taniguchi and Motoi Suzuki

Original Research
Florita Toa, Wendy Williams, Chaturangi Yapa, Matthew Cornish, Melissa Binihi and Caroline van Gemert

Original Research
Melaia Lawanivalu, Anaseini Ratu, Glorine A Jeadrik, Masoud Mohammadnezhad and Aneley Getahun Strobel

Surveillance Report
Larissa Otero, Tsolmon Boldoo, Anuzaya Purevdagva, Uranchimeg Borgil, Temuulen Enebish, Oyunchimeg Erdenee, Tauhid Islam and Fukushi Morishita

Original Research
Alice Lai and Ashish Trivedi

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e-ISSN: 2094-7313 | p-ISSN: 2094-7321


Current Issue

Vol. 15 No. 1 (2024): January ‒ March
Published: 05-01-2024

Lessons from the Field

Surveillance Report

Letter to the Editor

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