About the Journal

Information for public health action

Founded in 2010, 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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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

Field Investigation Report
Khairul Hafidz Alkhair Khairul Amin, Nur Nadiatul Asyikin Bujang, Siti Aishah Abas, Nadiatul Ima Zulkifli, Syuaib Aiman Amir, Sharina Mohd Shah, Veshny Ganesan, Nurul Fazilah Aziz, Muhammad Adli Jalaluddin, Mohd Shahrol, Muhamad Hazizi Muhamad Hasani, Noor Khalili Mohd Ali and Mohamad Paid Yusof

Lessons from the Field
Heeyoun Cho, Ananda Amarasinghe and Yoshihiro Takashima

Outbreak Investigation Report
Emeryn C Victori, Ray Justin C Ventura, Mariz Zheila C Blanco, Rosario P Pamintuan, Rio L Magpantay and Karen B Lonogan

Brief Report
Sean T Casey, Anthony T Cook, May M Ferguson, Erin Noste, Katarake T Mweeka, Tabutoa Eria Rekenibai and Wendy Snowdon

COVID-19 Original Research
Mark Raphael, Angela Kelly-Hanku, David Heslop, Danielle Hutchinson, Mohana Kunasekaran, Ashley Quigley and Raina MacIntyre

Vol 13, Issue 1
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Vol 12, Issue 1

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


Call for Papers: WPSAR Special Edition on Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) in the WHO Western Pacific Region


The Editorial Team of Western Pacific Surveillance and Response is issuing a call for papers on Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) deployments, training, activities and partner engagement in the Western Pacific.

Article submission deadline: 31/08/2023

Read more about Call for Papers: WPSAR Special Edition on Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) in the WHO Western Pacific Region

Current Issue

Vol. 14 No. 2 (2023): April ‒ June



Published: 28-04-2023

Field Investigation Report

Outbreak Investigation Report

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