About the Journal

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The Western Pacific Surveillance and Response journal (WPSAR) is an open access, peer reviewed journal on the surveillance of and response to public health events in the Western Pacific Region. WPSAR publishes work on acute or ongoing communicable diseases, natural disasters, food safety, bioterrorism, and chemical and radiological events.

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WPSAR articles are indexed in: PubMed/MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Western Pacific Region IndexMedicus (WPRIM/APAMED central), EBSCO and Google Scholar.

Data in these articles are freely available for unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction, as long as the original work is cited, under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO licence


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

COVID-19: Original Research
Comparison of strategies for daily surveillance of international travellers quarantined in Vanuatu, October–December 2020
Caroline van Gemert, Wendy Williams, Joanne Mariasua, Debbie Fred, Matthew Cornish, Len Tarivonda, Posikai Samuel Tapo, Vincent Atua, Obed Manwo, Philippe Guyant, Lola Iavro and Geoff Clark
Original Research
Conducting verbal autopsy by telephone interview during the pandemic to support mortality surveillance: a feasibility study in Malaysia
Nur Hamizah binti Nasaruddin, Shubash Shander Ganapathy, S. Maria Awaluddin, Mohamad Fuad Mohamad Anuar, Nazirah binti Alias, Chan Yee Mang and Khaw Wan-Fei
COVID-19: Perspective
Strengthening health systems resilience using environmental surveillance for COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance in the Philippines
Miguel Antonio Salazar, Leslie Michelle M. Dalmacio, Aileen H. Orbecido, Ruth C. Abanador, Michael Angelo Promentilla, Arnel B. Beltran, Renan Ma. T. Tanhueco and Marilen Parungao Balolong
Outbreak Investigation Report
Emergence of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 after using monovalent type 2 oral poliovirus vaccine in an outbreak response, Philippines
SweetC B. Alipon, Yoshihiro Takashima, Tigran Avagyan, Varja Grabovac, Syeda Kanwal Aslam, Benjamin Bayutas, Josephine Logronio, Xiaojun Wang, Achyut Shrestha, Sukadeo Neupane, Maria Concepcion Roces, Lea Necitas Apostol and Nemia Sucaldito
COVID-19: Lessons from the Field
Tool for tracking all-cause mortality and estimating excess mortality to support the COVID-19 pandemic response
Mengjuan Duan, Mark S. Handcock, Bart Blackburn, Fiona Kee, Viema Biaukula, Tamano Matsui and Babatunde Olowokure

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Current Issue

Vol. 13 No. 2 (2022): April ‒ June
Published: 08-04-2022

Outbreak Investigation Report

Original Research

COVID-19: Perspective

COVID-19: Field Investigation Report

COVID-19: Original Research

COVID-19: Lesson from the Field

COVID-19: Brief Report

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