Springer Science+Business Media's electronic journal and book content from its online platform SpringerLink is now searchable on Naver, a Korean search engine and a subsidy of NHN Corporation.
Since the agreement between Springer and NHN was signed in July 2009, Springer has added metadata in Korean to SpringerLink, making its contents searchable in that language. The search accessibility of the content follows Springer's recent expansion of its academic collaboration with Korean societies. In South Korea, Springer is the most active international science, technology and medicine (STM) publisher, co-publishing 30 Korean society journals.
Springer now has seven editorial and sales offices in Asia, including Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and New Delhi. Naver is the top search engine in South Korea, with over 76 percent of internet searches done on its site.