About the Journal

2023 Impact Factor: 1.0
5-year Impact Factor: 1.1
2023 CiteScore: 1.7

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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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

Outbreak Investigation Report
Typhoid fever: the challenging diagnosis of a pseudo-outbreak in Benguet, Philippines
Jorah May Guzman, Ray Justin Cacho Ventura, Mariz Zheila C Blanco, Karen B Lonogan, Rio Lat Magpantay

Original Research
Within-household SARS-CoV-2 transmission and vaccine effectiveness in the first three COVID-19 school outbreaks in northern Viet Nam, September–December 2021
Trang Thu Vu, Tu Huy Ngo, Khanh Cong Nguyen, Vu Thi Lan, Cu Thi Bich Hanh, Le Hong Son, Huyen Thi Nguyen, Hien Thi Nguyen, Nghia Duy Ngu, Duong Nhu Tran, Duc-Anh Dang, Florian Vogt, Thai Quang Pham

Lessons from the Field
One response: Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network supporting the COVID-19 response, Kiribati
Louise Laurie, Margaret Leong, Toata Titaake Kaufusi, Helen Murdoch, Wendy Snowdon, Sharon Salmon, Peta-Anne Zimmerman

Surveillance System Implementation / Evaluation
Establishing an early warning surveillance system in jails in Calabarzon, the Philippines, 2021
Karla May S Manahan, Alethea R De Guzman, Agnes B Segarra, Ma Nemia Sucaldito and Rammell Eric C Martinez

Case Report / Case Series
Beyond deployments: Australia’s strategic contributions to the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network
Fe S Mapangdol, Ray Justin C Ventura, Mariz Zheila C Blanco, Sheryl Racelis-Andrada, Rosario P Pamintuan, Rio L Magpantay and Karen B Lonogan



Current Issue

Vol. 15 No. 3 (2024): July ‒ September
Published: 11-07-2024

Original Research

Outbreak Investigation Report

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