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

Original Research

COVID-19: Original Research

COVID-19: Original Research
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Aieman Bashir, Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah, Natalie Raimiza Momin, Pui Lin Chong, Rosmonaliza Asli, Babu Mani Ivan and Vui Heng Chong

WPSAR celebrates World Field Epidemiology Day
Ashley Arashiro, Roxanne Andaya, Don Rivada and Michelle McPherson
COVID-19: Lessons from the Field
Preparing for and conducting the National Health and Morbidity Survey in Malaysia amid the COVID-19 pandemic: balancing risks and benefits to participants and society
Dr Chong Zhuo Lin, Dr Noor Aliza Lodz, Mohd Hatta Abdul Mutalip, Dr Lim Yin Cheng, Dr Maznieda Mahjom and Dr Noor Ani Ahmad


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


Current Issue

Vol. 12 No. 3 (2021): July ‒ September
Published: 12-07-2021

Surveillance Report

Original Research

Regional Analysis


COVID-19: Original Research

COVID-19: Lesson from the Field

COVID-19: Case Report / Case Series

COVID-19: Brief Report

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