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


Lessons from the Field
Responding to COVID-19 on the outer islands of Tuvalu
Karen Hammad, Lily Tangisia Faavae, Aloima Taufilo, Margaret Leong and Viliame Nasila

Lessons from the Field
Sean T Casey, Natasha A Mamea-Maa, Matilda Nofoaiga, Bronte Martin, Kevin A Henshall, Melissa Fidow, Durgavasini Devanath, Lepaitai B Hansell and Glen Fatupaito

Brief Report
Anthony T Cook, Sean T Casey and Erin Noste

Yasmin Lisson, Keeley Allen, Tony Stewart and Amy Parry



Current Issue

Vol. 15 No. 2 (2024): April ‒ June
Published: 09-05-2024

Lessons from the Field

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