Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal (WPSAR) is a publication managed by the Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO).
WPSAR commenced publication in late 2010 and is the first open access journal on the surveillance of and response to public health events in the WHO Western Pacific Region.
WPSAR is not limited to conventional research articles. It publishes a broad range of articles, including short outbreak investigation reports, lessons from the field, analyses of surveillance data, evaluations of surveillance systems and risk assessments for public health events. There are limited opportunities to publish these types of articles in other journals. We also accept the more traditional original research, perspectives and case reports/case series articles.
WPSAR accepts all articles that fit the scope of the journal and that meet the minimum publication standards. We are especially interested in field epidemiology and operational research.
WPSAR aims to build capacity in scientific writing and encourages submissions from authors with little or no experience in publishing in peer-reviewed journals. The Coordinating Editor often works with new authors on submissions that fit the scope of WPSAR to ensure the article meets the minimum standards for publication.
A small, dedicated team oversees the operation of the journal. The Coordinating Editor is responsible for the management of the journal. Members of the Editorial Team review each submission for suitability and approve the final article prior to publication.
Assistant to the Coordinating Editor
Jorge Mendoza Aldana
Mahomed Patel (Australia)
Philippe Buchy (Cambodia)
Guang Zeng (China)
Haruo Watanabe (Japan)
Phengta Vongphrachanh (Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic)
Fadzilah Kamaludin (Malaysia)
Pagbajabyn Nymadawa (Mongolia)
Le Hoang Ninh (Viet Nam)