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This study described the visibility and usage of research published in ISBS conference proceedings articles from 1983 to 2022. The 6,688 articles were downloaded 1,955,728 times in total, and 78% were indexed by Google Scholar. In recent proceedings, the number of articles and total downloads have decreased but downloads per article per year of availability have increased steeply. Top (1%) cited articles in Google Scholar had citations and citation rates similar to articles in biomechanics journals. While visibility has grown, there is limited citation of most ISBS proceedings articles compared to journal articles.